[nafex] Using lawn fertilizer on fruit and nut trees, vines, canes, or st...

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Thu Apr 12 07:08:17 EDT 2012

On Apr 11, 2012, at 10:48 AM, Jwlehman at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 4/11/2012 10:28:46 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> lpittman at murraystate.edu writes:
>> What's the analysis?  If it's just an N-P-K fertilizer, with no systemic
>> insecticide ingredients, unless you're into 'organic' growing, there'd be 
>> no
>> reason not to use it.
>> And, the price was right.
>> Lucky
> What about certain weed control additives to the fertilizer?  Could some 
> herbcides damage some species? 

Agreed:  Check and make sure it's not a "weed & feed" product. Some of those have a pre-emergent weed killer (something that inhibits seeds from sprouting) and probably wouldn't harm your brambles or strawberries. Others are designed to burn the growing tip of non-grassy plants, and will damage your crops.

But if it's just fertilizer, it should be safe so long as you don't over-do it.

eastern MA, where the apples are showing their buds, but only the forsythia and daffodils (and cornus mas) have actually bloomed.

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